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Re: [groff] MacTeX (was: groff and pipes)

From: Steffen Nurpmeso
Subject: Re: [groff] MacTeX (was: groff and pipes)
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 17:08:49 +0200
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Douglas Johnson wrote in <address@hidden>:
 |On Aug 07, 2019, at 08:40, John Gardner wrote:
 |>Installing TeX on macOS also requires a 3.9 GB download of the full 
 |>MacTeX distribution, whereas Groff's source tree doesn't even consume 
 |>that much space...
 |Installing the full MacTeX distribution does indeed require around 4 GB 
 |of space. One can also choose to install the BasicTeX distribution, 
 |which is a subset of the full distribution that provides only the 
 |essential components. The size of the BasicTeX distribution is 110 MB.
 |As the difference in size indicates, BasicTeX lacks most of the packages 
 |that have accumulated around TeX in the last forty years. That absence 
 |may or may not matter to you, depending on your needs. BasicTeX provides 
 |functionality for installing missing packages manually.
 |More information BasicTeX and the differences between the two 
 |distributions may be found here:

There is also kerTeX[1].  Never used it, but since it has all
i need if i would find the time and fun to redo my (mostly) lost
macro package, i am tracking it since .. 2012.  And even though we
come to a dozen updates, the git objects pack is <13 MB.


|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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